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I have finally got my Linux (Debian) on line. I have been using apt-get to put some types of packages on the machine. However these were lines I copied from ...
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- 02-17-2013 #1
apt-get package_name proper name of package?
I am a Ham Radio operator and found a few programs that I'd like to load and are in a package I believe is called 'hamradio' . When I attempt
apt-get install hamradio
I found a specif piece of software called 'predict' that is used to track satellites, but it's in a 'hamradio' package (I found in Debian). Anyway I've tried both ways and still can't seem to get it. Is there a way to get aptitude to do this from the GUI?
- 02-17-2013 #2
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- Nov 2007
For general searching, you can use:
apt-cache search ham
apt-cache search ham | grep radio
predict - Satellite Tracking Program with Optional Voice Output predict-gsat - Graphical Satellite Tracking Client Program
- 02-17-2013 #3Code:
$ apt-cache search hamradio ax25-tools - tools for AX.25 interface configuration ax25-xtools - tools for AX.25 interface configuration -- X11-based cqrlog - Advanced logging program for hamradio operators fldigi - digital modem program for hamradio operators gcb - Utility to calculate long and short path to a location hamradiomenus - hamradio menus for GNOME and KDE libax25 - ax25 library for hamradio applications qsstv - Qt-based slow-scan TV and fax tucnak2 - VHF/UHF/SHF Hamradio contest log version 2 xlog - GTK+ Logging program for Hamradio Operators xlog-data - data for xlog, a GTK+ Logging program for Hamradio Operators
Hope that helps.
OOps, beat out by HRO
- 02-17-2013 #4
If you like the GUI synaptic is a good tool for searching for and managing stuff. I've picked up a couple of package management tricks here lately that are actually a lot easier in synaptic than they are in the terminal.
- 02-17-2013 #5
Adding to what has been said, you can also utilize Google for these searches.
You can try searching for debian ham radio, amongst other packages.
- 02-17-2013 #6
Thanks, I tried that same search and got nothing? Is it just wheezy or something. I wonder how I'm supposed to get these packages if they don't show up with the standard search stuff or maybe I just don't understand this. Thanks, I'll keep looking and see what I can do. One of the respondents stated that I might use Google, but how do I know if it's a separate package (as one stated) or what?
If it's a package shouldn't it show up with apt-get?
Thanks to all...
- 02-17-2013 #7
I tried to search for synaptic and it said that the package is set to manual install? What does that mean? Do I have to download the package and stick it in that way? When I search within aptitude, it only finds drivers for touch pads and such...
- 02-17-2013 #8
Have you opened a terminal since you first installed wheezy and issued the command
sudo apt-get updateThanks, I tried that same search and got nothing? Is it just wheezy or something. I wonder how I'm supposed to get these packages if they don't show up with the standard search stuff or maybe I just don't understand this
- 02-20-2013 #9
Yes, actually I have. I am doing an assist with the Freedom box people, which is using a lot of wheezy code, that I was unaware. So I'm not really using wheezy, mine is the 6.0.6 release and I'm waiting for wheezy to become released as it's hoped to support one of the chipsets I have in a wifi device. I have had no luck with some of these packages as far as being able to use apt-get to install them.
I've resolved to just going to debian site, finding the package, downloading it as a .deb file then right clicking on it and using the suppled installer. What a pain. If it's under hamradio which is what it looks to be, why can't the apt-get find it? I can download the package, but can't apt-get it? How curious, and frustrating....
P.S. I will give this a couple days then close it as it appears there is no simple fix.
- 04-07-2013 #10
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- Apr 2013
The rules of this forum won't let me give you a url until I have made 15 posts or more, so I'll specify it in a different way.
Try the following link and check out the various search and browse options:
www dot debian dot org slash distrib slash packages